Against The Wind chords

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
  • Against The Wind was written by Bob Seger. It was recorded over a two year period and was featured on his 11th studio album of the same name with backing from The Silver Bullet Band and backing vocals from Eagles member, Glenn Frey.
  • Recorded: 1980 - Criteria Studios, North Miami, Florida.
  • Released: April, 1980
  • Music: Key of G Major in 4/4 time at 110 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: G, Bm, C, D, Em, Am
Chart Legend
Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note
G Major Bm chord C Major D Major Em Am
G Major Bm chord C Major D Major Em Am

Against The Wind

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Intro: 4/4 - Medium Rock Beat |     |  𝄎  |  𝄎  |  𝄎  |

  G                           Bm
1. It seems like yes-te-rday    But it was long a-go
  C                                G
   Ja-ney was love-ly, she was the queen of my   nights
  D                                C
   There in the dark-ness with the ra-di-o play-in' low
  G                                 Bm
   And the se-crets that we shared    The moun-tains that we moved
  C                        G
   Caught like a wild-fire out of con-trol
                  C                                         D
   Till there was noth-in' left to burn and noth-ing left to prove |  𝄎  |

            Em      D                G
   And I re-mem-ber what she said to me
           Em            D            G
   How she swore that it nev-er would end
        Em              D       C
   I re-mem-ber how she held me oh so tight
  C                              D
   Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then

      G              Bm    C                               G 
Chorus: A-gainst the wind    We were run-nin' a-gainst the wind
                C         Bm              Am         C          G
        We were young and strong, we were run-nin' a-gainst the wind

        |  (wind) |    𝄎    |    𝄎    |    𝄎    |

  G                                  Bm
2. And the years rolled slow-ly past    And I found my-self a-lone
  C                             G
   Sur-round-ed by stran-gers I thought were my friends
  D                             C
   I found my-self fur-ther and fur-ther from my home and I
  G                     Bm
   Guess I lost my way    There were oh so ma-ny roads
         C                  G
   I was liv-ing to run and run-nin' to live
          C                                    D
   Ne-ver wor-ried a-bout pay-ing or e-ven how much I owed |  𝄎  |

           Em            D                       G
   Mov-in' eight miles a min-ute for months at a time
             Em         D                G
   Break-in' all of the rules that would bend
 Em            D            C
   I be-gan to find my-self search-in'
  C                          D
   Search-in' for shel-ter a-gain and a-gain

      G              Bm    C                                   G 
Chorus: A-gainst the wind    A lit-tle some-thing a-gainst the wind
          C        Bm            Am         C          G
        I found my-self seek-ing shel-ter a-gainst the wind |  𝄎  |  𝄎  |  𝄎  |

        G           Bm           C     G     D     C   
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        G           Bm           C     G     C     D
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             Em          D       G
   Well those  drift-ers days are past me now
            Em      D               G
   I've got so much more to think a-bout
 Em     D             C
   Dead-lines and com-mit-ments
  C                 D
   What to leave in, what to leave out

      G              Bm    C                                 G 
Chorus: A-gainst the wind    I'm still run-nin' a-gainst the wind
            C      Bm            Am         C          G
        I'm old-er now but still run-ning a-gainst the wind |  𝄎  |
                 C      Bm             D
        Well I'm old-er now, and still run-nin' |  𝄎  |
                   C                    G
    𝄆 A-gainst the wind    A-gainst the wind 𝄇... repeat to fade - ad lib    

Bob Seger

Bob Seger
Bob Seger

Born: Robert Clark Seger on May 6, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
Occupation: Singer songwriter, musician
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, piano
Music Styles: Rock, heartland rock, hard rock, rock and roll, pop rock, psychedelic rock (early), acid rock (early), blues rock (early Active Years: 1961–1996, 2000–present
Associations: Glenn Frey, Eagles, Ted Nugent, Kiss, Shaun Murphy, The Silver Bullet Band, Muscle Shoals, lhythm Section, Little Feat, Kid Rock, Grand Funk, Railroad, 3 Doors Down, Rod Stewart

Song Facts

  • Written by Bob Seger and released in 1980 as the second single from his album of the same name.
  • The song reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
  • Bob Seger's album "Against the Wind" was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 1981: Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male, and Best Album Package. While it didn't win in these categories, the nominations speak to the album's quality and influence.
  • The album was a commercial success, reaching the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart. The song itself became one of Bob Seger's signature tracks and contributed significantly to the album's popularity.
  • The song is about the journey of life and the challenges that we all face. The title refers to the idea of facing adversity head-on and not giving up on your dreams.
  • Features a beautiful piano solo by Drew Abbott.
  • Covered by many artists, including Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, and Alison Krauss.
  • The song was inspired by Seger's own experiences of growing up in Detroit and coming of age in the 1960s.
  • The song has been used in many movies and television shows, including "The Big Chill" and "The Wonder Years.
  • The song is considered to be one of the greatest rock songs of all time.
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